The Virgin Islands Port Authority confirms that there was a plane crash at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport at 8:54 p.m. tonight. The aircraft was a private plane, which experienced mechanical issues that caused the crash.  Sadly, all five persons onboard perished – including the pilot.  Names of the deceased are withheld pending notification of next of kin.  The incident is under investigation.

Governor Kenneth Mapp and the Port Authority’s board, management and staff offer our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the deceased.